By Ronald G. London

Check out our new advisory, in which Doug Ross and Greg Chaimov explain how taking prompt and effective action to protect patients after a data breach paid big dividends in the Oregon Supreme Court, which affirmed dismissal of a class action against Providence Health & Services-Oregon.  The case is significant in that it shows a prompt and substantial response to such data theft can play a vital role in prevailing in ensuing litigation, especially given that, when the data theft occurred, Oregon had no law governing how a custodian of records like Providence should respond.  That Providence responded quickly to contact its patients and arrange for credit protection was a key factor in the outcome.  Read more here.